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Inventor for Structural Work.

Inventor for Structural Work.

Inventor for Structural Work.

(OP)
Does anybody here use Inventor for structural steel work, and if so how productive is it compared to AutoCAD.

Could Inventor be configured to model a structural steel project and then spit out the detailed beams and columns etc.

I am seriously thinking of getting a copy of Inventor and having a crack at it as I have developed add on's for AutoCAD and am familiar with C++ and VBA.

All comments positive/negative gladly accepted.

RE: Inventor for Structural Work.

YES.

I am currently using Solidworks, and do structural steel work. I also know others doing the same thing with SW and Inventor. You don't see a lot of structural type work out there as it appears that most folks are doing molds, surfaces, or just stopping at assembly/customer drawings.

I have done welded and bolted structures. I have used sub-assemblies and individual piece detail drawings, along with any assembly drawings needed.

Mr. Pickles

RE: Inventor for Structural Work.

to echo detroitpickles... YES.

i'm currently helping a company that does pretty much nothing but structural steel work (from small garages to massive warehouses) implement inventor as their primary design system.

we're using a method that blends driving the model with a skeletal/master sketch and excel, and it's working great.

col.

RE: Inventor for Structural Work.

(OP)
Hi Col.

I see that you are in Melbourne.
I am in Brisbane and may be in Melbourne for a few days later in the month, I would be interested in seeing what you have achieved.

Anyway here's my email steelstubs@optushome.com.au

Cheers
Peter.

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